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>>> you're watching "worldwide exchange." i'm ross westgate. a recap of the headlines. the u.s. government says it is still seeking an international coalition on syria, playing down speculation it will go alone. this after british lawmakers vote against taking action for the alleged use of chemical weapons. >>> volatility continues ahead of india's crucial gdp release with growth expected to stay below 5% at decade lows. >>> and shares of kpn plunge after carlos slim and america movil says it could drop the bid for the telecom group following a dutch foundation's move to block the takeover. >>> zurich insurance says it is looking into whether undue pressure was put on its late cfo before his death. also confirming the presence of a suicide note that mentions joseph ackermann. >>> hello, welcome to the last "worldwide exchange" of the week. plenty to get through, though, on today's program. l'oreal jumped. is the world's biggest cosmeticmaker putting on the final touches to buy a stake of nestle. >>> hamburg is one of the world's busiest ports. we'll be in hamburg to discuss at
>> hello and welcome to "news week south asia." in this weeks episode, u.s. -- lighting indian rupee -- sliding indian rupee. government says no need for panic. and now for all the details. pakistan is already in the dark for harboring seminaries linked with terrorist organizations. ironically, rather than cracking the whip on these groups, islamabad is inclined to host them. recently, another popular seminary is also banned by the united states, but seminary refutes the charges. students and teachers at a pakistani islamic school designated as a terrorist training center by the united dates rebutted the charges and said they had not had a chance to defend themselves against the accusations. the u.s. treasury imposed sanctions on the islamic school, saying it trained recruits and facilitated funding for al qaeda, the taliban, and others accused by indian intelligence of masterminding the 2008 mumbai attacks. the sanctions include a ban on u.s. citizens having anything to do with the schools. the pakistani interior ministry and the army declined to comment , but the school princ
>> building a case against bashir al-assad. the u.s. is gathering evidence that he was behind the suspected chemical attack. >> from al jazeera as headquarters in doha, i'm here with the top stories from around the world. the rain has stopped but the water is still rising. flooding for forces thousands from their homes in northeast china. also ahead. [ sobbing ] >> conflicts reports on how many were killed but both sides say they will keep fighting in the democratic republic of congo. >> the united states says it's gathering evidence ahead of possible military action against syria. the u.s. u.k. and france believe bashir al-assad used chemical weapons in the attack last week. 300 died. >> it was up of defiance. >> we're all hearing the drums of war around us. if they want to launch a war in syria, i think the pretext of chemical weapons is frail and fragile. it is a pretext. >> reporter: the u.nit would bea breach of international law. >> we hope that the american and european leaders who seek such military attacks all remarks about them have enough wisdom, especially seen tha
♪ make no mistake, president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons. >> talk on chemical weapons, the u.s. edges closer to military action against syria. ♪ i'm in doho are the world news from al jazeera, also in the program signs of progress in what is a troubled relationship, hamid karzai extends visit to pakistan. thailand feels the strain as muslim refugees crowd into detention centers plus. >> i don't know what the solution is but they need to come up with one. >> reporter: back to school in chicago. but the trip to the classroom for many students is even more dangerous. ♪ military intervention in syria is a step closer. the u.s. and some european states are considering using force in response to last week's suspected gas attack. hundreds died in the incident in damascus last week. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is convinced that the regime used chemical weapons and the diplomatic editor james reports. >> reporter: these horrific pictures of the aftermath of resent attacks have after more than two years o
we are following this hour. >>> the world braces for a possible military strike by the u.s. and allies against the forces of syrian president al assad. >>> nuclear regulators in japan officially raise the level of the leak of radio active water in fukushima and now consider it a serious incident. >>> and 50 years after his "i have a dream" speech, martin luther king jr. continues to inspire people in the u.s. and around the world with his message of equal rights for all. >>> britain is working to lay the groundwork for international action against syria over allegations the military there is behind a deadly chemical weapons attack. david cameron says his country will draft a resolution to the u.n. security council to protect civilians from this type of attack. cameron says the resolution is based on chapter 7 of the u.n. charter which stipulates how to deal with threats against peace. he will condemn the regime of president bashar al assad for an attack that happened last week. it will be put to the security council in new york on wednesday. britain has urged council member
, will simply be -- >> all right, that was simon speaking to us from just outside the houses of parliament in london where members of parliament are convening in just about a half hour's time. i do apologize for that technical glitch with i'm son. >> in the united states, b. gave an interview to u.s. television. he said that he hadn't decided on whether to take military action. >> if in fact we can take limited, tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of iraq, which i know a lot of people are worried about, but if we are saying in a clear and decisive, but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilians. >> barack obama speaking. we are joined out of washington. kimberly, looking over at what's happening in the u.k., will the potential slowdown there affect the u.s.'s decisions on syria? when can we expect obama to make a decision on what to do? >>
. they have been gathering evidence at the sites of suspected chemical weapons attacks in the circa capitol. u.s. president has described those attacks as a challenge toe the world. he says he is considering a limited and narrow response. while in europe the german chancellor seen here with rush leader says russia and china's action over syria has weakened the united nations. in an interview with the german newspaper it is very regrettable that russia and china have refused for some time to come to a common position on the syrian conflict. joining us live from the crossing on the lebanon syrian border, first of all, we understand there have been people crossing over that border, tell us about the situation there? >> yes, this is the main border crossing between lebanon and syria. damascus a mere 15 minute drive. you can see behind me, people fleeing syria, but a lot of those cars really have demas. discuss licensed plates. five lot of people we have been talking to believe that the possibility of western strikes is real, and they do belief that damascus strong hold will be targeted. ten people a
of us know this is the true place, the mother ship. [applause] so i wanted to start this morning by paying tribute. the reality tv rush hour-free zone, which is one of its appeals. now, i can't claim and i am not a true native chataquan like many of you, that go back four, five, seeven six generations. in fact, i grew up outside of boston, massachusetts. i am a patriots fan. admittedly behind enemy lines here in buffalo bills territory. but i was born in buffalo general hospital. so, mr. president, i'd like to apply again for citizenship in chaw tack qua nation. -- chautauqua nation. i'm pleased to be discussing diplomacy. i'm glad that chautauqua has decided to spend some time talking about this venerable art, sometimesis understood, stiemsma lined, but always important as diplomacy. i'm a former career american diplomat. i served five presidents between my first job. i was the lowest ranking person in the u.s. government. i was an intern at our ambassador in mauritania in west africa in 1980. until my last job as undersecretary of state in 2008. and you now have the privilege o
.n. inspectors get to the scene of an alleged chemical attack in syria as the u.s. considers a military strike. >>> donald trump is accused of cheating thousands of students at trump university. >>> and new evidence about the source of mercury contamination in fish. >>> we begin with the "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> we're gambling with mother nature. >> fire crews race to control a wall of flames. >> an inferno burning is now the size of the city of chicago. >> it's burned more than 200 square miles. it is threatening a reservoir which supplies san francisco with most of its water. >> one man clings to a tree. watch as the truck was washed away. >> u.n. inspectors visit the sites of last wednesday's chemical weapons attack in syria. >> in the administration's view, this is not necessarily whether or not a chemical weapons attack happened. they believe there was one. >> we can't sit still. we've got to move quickly. >> weighing in on the jury verdict that cleared george zimmerman in the killing of florida teenager trayvon martin. >> i think it will be seen
i appreciate it. feedback is welcome. you can e-mail us. thanks a lot and have a great night. see you tomorrow. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. thank you for joining us. i'm lou dobbs. you are looking into some of the estimated 1300 victims of websterian rebels claim or chemical weapon attacks by president a sauce forces. the united nations has taken up the issue with no word on any response as yet. the u.s. state department contradicted themselves on whether syria has chemical weapons. here to assess the situation. the department of justice going after the state of texas again. attorney general eric holder determined to allow voting nationwide without requiring identification. kansas secretary of state chris kovach among our guests. and the end of the road is near for the self -- self-proclaimed hugger. san diego mayor. bradley manning wants to be chesley as he pursues tax payer funded gender reassignment their peak from is leavenworth prison cell. the "a-team" takes the ball of that and a great deal more. we begin tonight with another possible reason the president's foreign po
killed in this attack. >> the president himself says he has not made up his mind, and any u.s. response to the chemical attacks will be limited. >> we are not considering any open-ended commitments, any boots on the ground approach. >> saying goodbye to seamus mosty, one of the world's treasured poets, has died at the age of 74. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america, and around the globe. inflicting messages from the obama administration about a possible military -- conflicting messages from the obama administration about a possible military intervention in syria. in muted remarks, the president insisted no decision had been made, and any action would be limited and narrow. is america going to attack the assad regime, and when? mark mardell starts our coverage. in a damascus suburb, witnessed second hand by the whole world is a challenge for america and its president, posing a question about the nature of its power. >> it matters because if we choose to live in the world where a thug and murderer like bashar al-assad can gas thousands of his own people with impunity,
investigating allocations of chemical weapons use. an indian court handed out the first sentence in the trial of a fatal gang rape that enraged the nation. winning the cup after a nailbiting penalty shootout. >> military intervention in syria could be growing closer, as you and inspectors investigating a chemical attack have left the country. washington says it has evidence that the syrian regime was behind the attack. russia had lashed out at washington's plans, and demands that give the u.s. -- the u.s. present its evidence to the u.n. >> the u.n. experts have left syria after completing investigations. the samples they took will be tested in different laboratories. it could take up to two weeks before the results are known. but the united states is unlikely to wait that long. on friday, secretary of state john kerry said that the u.s. had clear evidence that bashar al-assad's regime was responsible for a poison gas on august 21.a he says u.s. intelligence services knew that the missiles used in the attack were in the arsenal of the assad regime, and u.s. troops had been warned to take prec
is weighing on the minds of decision makers. after the initial outrage over last week's use of chemical weapons, leaders in washington and paris are playing it cautious. syrian intervention? not so fast. we will hear what the world's newspapers have been saying in our media watch segment. in it -- newsroom let's say hello to press. >> the rhetoric on syria, going down a notch, the solution, they say, the goal for a military response. david cameron makes his legal and moral case in the strong opposition against the united nations been unthinkable. one of the most wanted people in india has been arrested. arrested in connection with a series of deadly bombings. >> we start with syria and the united nations council reconvening, coming back from an immediate response. on the ground chemical experts have been at work in damascus and have been called back. washington, london, and paris continued to mull their options. they have promised the country would defend itself against serious aggression. >> on the ground and in the suburbs, recent footage showed a team of weapons inspectors. the un se
's you see and feel the grand masters. >>> russia's president has criticized the u.s. threat of strikes against syria. vladimir putin says the allegation is utter nonsense. he said using military force against it would be unacceptable and violate international law. >> common sense speaks for itself. the syrian government forces are advancing. in some region options, they have circled the rebels. giving a card to those who call for intervention is utterly nonsense. it does not fit any logic. i am convinced it is just a provocation by those who want to pull other countries into the syrian conflict, who want to gain support from powerful international players. first of all, the united states. >> all 13 united nation's weapons inspectors left syria and drove to beirut. they are due to report to ba ban kee moon who said he is undecided but barack obama said he is considering a limited and narrow response to the alleged chemical weapons use. >> joining us now from mosanar crossing, there must be great concern now about the regional fallout from any u.s. attack. >> reporter: well, definitely.
worked full-time with the school, started a small business. i was watching my son being sworn in as a u.s. senator. i cannot contain the tears in my eyes. only in america. i have been a student of american history. him before i came to this country. then, here i just fell in love with the founding documents of this country. i love the constitution. even more, i love the declaration. independenceon of has changed my life. i meditated upon those truths. as a wise -- as i was sharing in my prayer, i believe the reason the declaration of independence and the overitution have lasted 200 years is because they were written on the knees of the framers. those men were seeking revelation from above. a doubt, outside of the bible, those of the greatest documents that have ever been written. [applause] as you look at the declaration, it has a series of grievances to king george. did you know that every one of those grievances were preached from the pulpits of america before they were written on the declaration? it was pastors that were the back door and of the revolution. did you know where paul reve
's foreign ministers denied the government carried out last week's attack, but the u.s. said assad's regime is responsible. >> there is no doubt here that chemical weapons were used on a massive scale. >> hello there, in london, european leaders are reacting to the chemical weapons claims. the french president said his government is ready to punish those responsible, and called for a vote on the issue. >>> plus tens of thousands flee from their homes from flooding, and the noise pollution on the streets of india. >> western powers and now some arab league nations appear to be moving towards military intervention in syria. just in the past hour the white house press secretary made it clear of the administration. >> there is no doubt here that chemical weapons were used on a massive scale on augus august 21st outside of damascus. there is also very little doubt and should be no doubt for anyone who approaches this logically. that the syrian regime responsible for the use of chemical weapons on august 21st, out of damascus. >> we're in washington, d.c. patty, hearing from jay carney very littl
tripoli. >> an american kidnapped and tortured by al qaeda tells us the story of his escape. >>> welcome to "around the world." i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm ivan watson. >> tensions are rising in the middle east have two huge explosions. an israeli military strike inside lebanese territory. >> israel says it was a terror site and ordered the strike in direct response to yesterday's rocket attack on israel. >> arwa damon is joining us. we're going to get to the israeli strike in a moment. first, you're in tripoli. these are the two massive explosions that happened earlier today. you can see the moment of impact in the video that we're going to play this for you right there. what have we learned about those two attacks and who's behind them. there's that shot. >> reporter: that's some pretty dramatic video. we're standing in front of the mosque where that took place. you can see the men right behind my. they put out a call to residents in the area. whoever has a broom to come in and help them sweep out the mosque because they want to hold prayers there later in s solidari solidarity. these
solely about deterring and degrading the future use of chemical weapons by the syrian regime. full stop, an end of story and if we were aware of large-scale use of chemical weapons by the opposition i would be making the same argument and the same recommendations. .. let me turn -- i'm going to make sol progress, as i said, the second part of my speech is deal with the action motion. i want to address those and take more interventions. whatever disagreement will there other over the complex in syria. i -- the world came together to agree in 1925 treaty and outlaw the use of chemical weapons. international law since that time reflected a determination the event of the war should never be repeated. it put a like in the sand. whatever happens the weapons must not be used. they have crossed the line, in my view, and there should be consequence. it's the first use of chemical weapons this century. for at least 100 years. interfering in another country's affairs should be undertaken except for the most exceptional circumstance. it is must be a humanitarian catastrophe and a last result.
leadership has acted. he was reluctant to use force to remove morsi supporters. he called on the opposing sides to resolve the crisis through dialogue. leaders from the u.s. and the united nations have also condemned the crackdown. they say it will push egypt further into turmoil. u.s. secretary of state john kerry issued a statement denouncing the heavy-handed actions of security forces. >> the united states strongly condemns today's violence and bloodshed across egypt. it's a serious blow to reconciliation and the egyptian people's hopes for a transition towards democracy and inclusion. >> white house spokesperson josh earnest said the obama administration was likely to suspend its financial aid. the u.s. will give egypt $1.5 billion this fiscal year. most of it will go to the military. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon said he sympathized with egyptians who were weary of the protest, but he urged opposing groups to take a peaceful path towards democracy and prosperity. nhk world's yu kobayashi has been following this story in cairo. he talked earlier about the doubts he sees over the
reason. >> translator: we are all hearing the drums of war around us. if they launch a war in syria, i think the pretext of chemical weapons is frail and fragile. i totally deny that we used chemical weapons. i challenge those to lay out before the eyes of the public opinion. >> reporter: he says intervention would only benefit al qaeda and israel. >> translator: if a military strike were launched it would only serve iran's business. >> reporter: the alleged chemical attack last year has shocked the world. western leaders have accused the syrian government of using chemical weapons. now the uk, the us, france and other countries are talking about military action away from the un security council, but russia has warned against any military intervening in syria. saying such steps could have catastrophic consequences. but now western countries are closer than ever in getting involved militarily in syria's two and a half year long war. the syrian government says it has two options either to surrender or fight to the end. >>> zana is joining us from beirut. following the attack on the un co
we're following this hour. >>> u.s. leaders are pointing allies weigh possible military action. >>> there's progress in a humanitarian issue between north korea and japan. experts have arrived in the north to search for remains. >>> and some women in china are finding new ways to cover up during their day at the beach. >>> united nations officials investigating alleged chemical weapons attack in syria say they have postponed a second day of inspections. the united states and some european nations are putting pressure on the syrian government with the possibility of military operations. the u.n. experts left a damascus hotel on tuesday, but they later said they put off their inspections for a day due to security reasons. they called on all parties to cooperate so they can conduct inspections safely. the alleged use of chemical weapons that killed hundreds of people including children happened last wednesday in a suburb of the capital damascus. the opposition forces and the government blame each other for the attack. >> we know that the syrian regime maintains custody of these ch
. >> i'm jamie colby in for jenna lee today. right now it is looking increasingly likely that the u.s. will lead a military strike on syria. this is all a week after alleged chemical weapons attacks were happening, that killed, what we're seeing many people. vice president joe biden is saying there is is now doubt the assad regime is to blame and right now the u.s. has warships, four of them, in the mediterranean. crews missiles are ready to be fired but the obama administration has to still work out some of the details in considering how the assad regime will respond. our chief white house correspondent ed henry live at the white house with the very latest. ed, good morning to you. are they planning on getting congressional authorization first? >> reporter: it does not look like it, jamie. the situation getting worse by the hour. israel on high alert, worried about possible retaliation by the syrian regime. in the last few moments turkish foreign minister is being prepared and turkey is on high alert at this hour to protect turkish interests. vice president biden, becoming the latest
.c., event sponsored by the u.s. chamber of commerce. we take you to it now. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> klees be sure when you get the mic to identify yourself when the time comes. thank you. >> it is a pleasure to be here today. i'm glad all of you were able to make it with so much going on around the world. it seems that a little thing like the economy probably would not attract that much attention, so thank you for being here, and if i see you all run for the doors in the middle of this, i will know that something is biggern that is somewhat than what we are discussing here today. we're going to talk a little bit about the u.s. economy, where it has been, where we think it is going. and that a little bit about the labor markets sensitive labor day. when you look at the economy today, unfortunately what you see is an economy that now for four years has not been doing very much. we have grown at an average pace of 2.2%, as you can see from the chartered has not really been up or down. it was not as f
. >> fox news alert on rapidly building momentum for a u.s. military response in syria. one defense department official telling fox news not a matter of but when the obama administration leaving no doubt that american armed forces can easily hit targets inside syria. military officials telling fox that planned operations may include the use of cruise missiles or possibly even stealth bombers. over the next couple of hours we'll have extensive coverage and analysis about thetial american intervention in this crisis and moments from now, we'll go live to the middle east for a report. but first, right now, brand new stories and arizona inmate taking the witness stand in the trial of a fellow prisoner. >> accuse of brutal murder of a oklahoma couple. how credible is a prisoner as a witness? should prosecutors depend on inmates to prove their case? >>> plus the ongoing protests in wisconsin's capitol turning violent when police tackle and restrain a demonstrator. the question is, did they go too far? >>> reality star kate gosselin reportedly suing her ex-husband what he did to get dirt o
that russia is sending two ships into the eastern mediterranean not far from u.s. vessels. >> investigators search a damascus suburb for chemical weapons a day before heading home. >> with international pressure mounting, whether the president will pull the trigger on syria. >> yosemite, how exhausted firefighters using sophisticated technology in their effort to detect new flames in that mammoth fire. >> a new kind of living for the budget minded, but not everyone is crazy about the trend. ♪ theme >> reports are out this morning that the russians are doing that year part to turn up pressure on the united states. reuters is saying that a military source within russia's intertax news agency claims a missile cruiser is being moved to the mediterranean. president obama has military options but has not decided whether to launch a military strike on occur i can't. obama's not likely to get u.n. approval and it appears britain is reigning in it's approval of a strike. the president said he has approved assad has responsibility for chemical attacks. a classified report will be delivered on the i
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." a u.s. military helicopter has crashed in japan's southernmost prefecture of okinawa. police say some of the crew members sustained injuries in the incident. american officials have confirmed that the aircraft went down during an exercise. the crash occurred shortly after 4:00 p.m. within the perimeter of camp hansen, a u.s. military base in the northern part of the main island. u.s. officials have confirmed at least four crew members were on board. they say they don't have any details about injuries. there are no reports of casualties on the ground. local officials say they've been barred from accessing the crash site. the accident involved a u.s. air force hh-60 based in kaneda. it's a type of helicopter used in rescue operations. >> translator: this accident is an extremely regrettable manner. we've asked u.s. authorities to disclose information quickly to investigate the cause of the crash and to take measures to prevent a recurrence. >> residents near camp hansen have expressed their concerns over safety. >> translator: it would be a disaste
>> welcome to the "journal" coming to you live from dw in berlin. >> thanks for joining us. here's what's coming up in the show -- serious denies using chemical weapons and says it will defend itself with all means available if the u.s. prepares for action -- serial -- syria denies using chemical weapons. parts of china continue seeing the worst flooding in more than a century. >> the obama administration says it is convinced that damascus has used chemical weapons. the white house also says president barack obama has not yet made any decision on military action but that removing president bashar al- assad from power would not be one of its goals. >> the american military says it is prepared to strike at any time, and it is awaiting orders from the president. cyprus will be awaiting any error attacks. >> iran has warned that any military action to threaten regional stability. serious -- syria says any attack would be a violation of international law. >> bashar al-assad's government strongly denies any charge that it used chemical weapons. the foreign minister says no government i
griffeth in for tyler tonight here with susie gharib. waiting for confirmation the u.s. and its allies are nearing a decision on staging a military strike against syria. that fear sent the markets into a tail spin on tuesday. today a different story, though, stocks ended higher, that after traders heard no further rattling about syria and after a surge in oil prices that actually helped lift energy stocks today. the dow ended higher of three straight losing sessions finished up 48 points, the nasdaq up 14, the s&p added 4. crude oil up another dollar a barrel. it's first settle above $110 a barrel since may of 2011 and that helped the entire energy sector and sent shares of dow components exxonmobil up more than 2%. >>> even though oil prices spiked higher, prices here at home at the pump are holding. that could change. hampton pearson explains. >> reporter: as millions of americans get ready to hit the road for the long holiday day weekend gasoline prices at $. $3.55 a gallon are up. possible military strikes against syria could be a game changer with some predicting a 10 cents a gall
are considering all options for dealing with the crisis in syria. u.s. president barack obama says he believes syrian government forces used chemical weapons on civilians. obama and his allies are considering military action. the leader of syria's main opposition alliance is urging a swift strike against the regime of president bashar al assad. syrian national coalition chief made the appeal during talks with french president francois hollande. he stressed the need to seek a political solution, but he added this can only be achieved if the international community is capable of bringing a stop to the escalation of violence. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon says a team of investigators investigating the use of chemical weapons will leave on saturday. >> they will continue investigation activities until tomorrow, friday. and they will come out of syria by saturday morning and will report to me. >> u.n. officials had earlier said the inspectors would stay until early september to conduct investigations at four sites in syria. the u.n. security council has not been able to reach an agreement on h
aggression. our correspondent is standing by in london to give us more on the debate in the british parliament. first, let's get the latest from the u.n. with james there at u.n. headquarters in new york. hi, again, james. all five permanent members of the u.n. security council to meet again after their first meeting produced no decision? >> reporter: yes. remember, this is a british draft they're putting before the five permanent members, and then maybe they'll take it to the full security council. maybe it will go to a vote. we'll find out in the next hour or so. the first time they had a meeting that took place 24 hours ago, there was no agreement at all, but all the ambassadors agreed to take the draft back to their national capitals. i think it's significant that this time one of those that in the past that has always opposed any military action, russia, is the one that asked for the meeting after moscow looked at this draft. we have no information on the russian position. i can tell you, though, i was speaking to one of the security council ambassadors, not one of those that i
program in the middle east. regime has used those weapons multiple times this year and has used them on the smaller scale but still it has used them against its own people including not very far from where last wednesday's attack happened. we know that the regime was specifically determined to rid the damascus suburbs of the opposition. and it was frustrated that it hasn't succeeded in doing so. we know that for three days before the attack the syrian regime's chemical weapons personnel were on the ground. making preparations. and the syrian regime elements. and putting on gas masks and taking precautions associated with chemical weapons. and we know where the rockets were launched from and at what time. we know where they landed and when. we know rockets came only from regime controlled areas and went only to opposition controlled or contested neighborhoods, and we know, as does the world, that just 90 minutes later all hell broke loose in the social media with our own eyes, we have seen thousands of reports from 11 separate sites in that damascus suburbs, all of them show and repor
using the al qaeda name to build their brand. for washington to announce a grand campaign against them might exaggerate their importance, americanize local grievances and create a global threat that didn't really exist. the terror alerts have probably delighted these small groups for just that reason. the second strategy would be counterterrorism using drones, missiles, special forces and other kinetic tools to disrupt al qaeda-affiliated groups. by anyone's measure, the obama administration has been aggressive on this front. president obama has used more drones each year of his presidency than president bush did in his entire presidency. data gathering, as mr. snowden reminded us. the third possible approach to the threat of terrorism is to try to get local governments to fight the terrorists, but the places that these al qaeda affiliates have sprung up like somalia and yemen are ungovernable. only the u.s. has the technology, missiles and soldiers to disrupt terror plots being hatched in these countries. so you throw the posturing and the politics aside, and you can see that the u.s.
the treasury is finding a home. it's getting used to tapering, the expectations of tapering and at some point we're going to find a home somewhere between 2 1/2 and 3% > >larry, thanks as always. have a good one. > >you're welcome. the plunge in india's currency has become a free-fall. the rupee, in case you've forgotten from "slumdog millionaire" has lost 15% of its value against the dollar since may.our cover story dives in and tries to catch up with the cause of it all. it now takes more than 63 rupees to match a u-s dollar. three months ago, it was 53. headlines ask: will the slide continue?it's got some half-joking that the currency's new symbol includes a slash across its throat. but it may also be the global impact of the federal reserve. "what's going on is the u.s. since we are the largest economy, as we go, other countries often go." as the federal reserve bought bonds, keeping interest rates low in the u-s, a lot of investors took their money to the international bond market. instead of 2% interest on u-s treasuries, you could get 5% in indonesian bonds and 7% in indian bonds. now
>>> you're watching "worldwide exchange." i'm ross westgate. your headlines today. the u.s. and uk governments agree there is no doubt the syrian regime used chemical weapons, raising expectations of a coordinated military response and pushing oil prices to two-year highs. >>> global markets continue to sell off as well on the prospect of further conflict in the middle east. emerging markets hit hardest. india's rupee plunges past 68 to the dollar. >>> weak shares buck the trend. a better than expected second half outlook as its cost cutting plan pays off. >>> and bond investors await answers from mark carney. the governor is expected to defend forward guidance in his first speech at the helm for at the bank of england. good morning to you. u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon is delivering a speech from the hague to mark the 100th anniversary of the u.n. peace palace. reports that u.s. and allies are preparing for a potential attack. we'll keep our eyes on that. also coming up on today's show, we'll be out in berlin in a few minutes. we'll hear from a senior met of the social democr
they believe chemical weapons were used? >> reporter: they were. it did cause a big delay to them. they have left for where they are staying at and came under fire. it's unclear who fired. the lead vehicle of the convoy was targeted. they did manage to get on the ground in the district southwest of damascus and one of the places where chemical weapons were used against civilians. they were able to talk to some people there. they got some samples. they took soil samples as well. they now returned to the hotel where they are staying at just a couple of minutes ago. >> the u.s. and others say there's no doubt that chemical weapons have been used, which raises the question even though the inspectors are there, has the evidence already been collected that gives rise to this certainty? >> reporter: the u.s. apparently says that some of the evidence has been collected especially in the early hours on wednesday by doctors in those field hospitals from the victims. the u.s. also says that evidence is being compromised because of continued government shelling. as we're speaking these are the suburbs o
and i will see you tomorrow! >>> cause a syrian sellout. nbc news is reporting that a u.s. led three day military strike against syria could begin as soon as thursday, but it could go longer. and the markets are already reacting very strongly. stocks finished way down while oil and gold shot up. we have the latest on this story from the political and financial angles including the call by wall street journal columnist stevens to kill bashar al assad. mr. stevens will be joining us in just a few moments. "the wall street journal" editorial page, meanwhile, is calling for regime change. the white house says that's not what it wants to do. and i don't get that. another big story tonight is the debt ceiling battle. treasury secretary jack lew on cnbc this morning said president obama will not negotiate over the debt ceiling bill and now it looks like a battle royal is brewing in washington, d.c. these stories and many more coming up in "the kudlow report" beginning right now. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." in a major developing story, nbc news is r
, and jackie roleland in paris who will be joining us. but first let's cross over to the united nations and james bays. the inspectors need four more days to complete their investigation, but really the diplomatic moves gaining momentum for possible military strike. >> there are lots of different tracks going at the same time, and lots of different clocks ticking at very different speeds, i think. there is a new effort coming from the british side to get a un resolution. they want the other five permanent members of the security counsel to look at their draft resolution in the coming hours. i'm told they are trying to fix a meeting. it hasn't yet been arranged. so that effort is underway. the military clock is still ticking, because i think the americans if necessary will go ahead without a un resolution. and then there are those un investigators on the ground, and they say they need a little bit more time. >> at this time it is essential to establish facts, and that is why united nations investigating team is on the ground to do just that. they have completed -- as of this moment, the
syria over claims it used chemical weapons. >>> in the u.k. opposition is growing. plans to hold quick votes authorizing military action are reigned in. >>> also ahead, going hungry in yemen. why more than half of children under five don't have enough food. we have a special report. >>> plus, after fukashima japan weighs up reopening its nuclear power plants. ♪ ♪ >> hello. barack obama says the u.s. military has presented him with options for strikes against syria, but he has not yet made a decision. the british government meanwhile changed its plans for a quick vote in parliament. we'll have more on that in a moment. let's start inside syria. a u.n. expert, they're in the suburbs of damascus for a third day and they're gathering evidence that could establish the use of chemical weapons. violence meanwhile continues in many other parts of the country. caroline malone has the latest. >> shock and panic moments after an explosion in the city. the result, death and destruction and all too familiar sights for some people in parts of syria. no less horrific for those effected this time
. >> i am ivan watson filling in for michael holmes. i would like to welcome viewers in the u.s. and around the world to our program. >> this is a tragedy, rooms full of dead bodies, many of them children and they have been the world demanding action now. these images very difficult to see, very disturbing, they are said to come victims of a nerve gas attack in iraq. these are the bodies of children we're talking about, wrapped in white cloth and lined up shoulder to shoulder outside a makeshift morgue. rebels say it is proof the syrian government used chemical weapons to kill hundreds of civilians near damascus, maybe as many as 1,300. the syrian government denies the claims. officials have yet to allow a u.n. weapons inspectors team access to the site where the attacks allegedly took place. >> fred joins us from damascus. cnn is one of only a few international news networks reporting from inside the country. i know you just got there. you have already had time to visit a government run hospital. what are people there saying about this alleged chemical weapons attack? >> we're
allegation of chemical weapons use. >>> the former rising star of the communist party bo xailai fights back on the second day of his trial denying all charges against him. >>> an official with japan's nuclear -- told them to ask for help if needed. workers scramble to deal with leaks of highly radioactive water. 300 tons of water seeped from the storage plant. workers detected the leak on monday. they've been checking about 350 tanks of the same design to make sure no other water is getting out. he criticized tepco for not considering the possibility of a leak. he said the utility was ill-prepared and said the company should have been keeping records of radiation levels near the tanks on a regular basis. tepco officials told him they need more workers to oversee the site. >> translator: we want officials with tokyo electric power company to admit the limits of their efforts instead of simply repeating that they are doing their best. they should speak up about what they need. >> tepco officials should voice any other concerns they have about funding their operations. plant managers say some
the u.s. is weighing its options for military action in syria after a new video suggests a chemical weapons attack has taken place. i'm elizabeth and you are watching live from doha. evidence against the once powerful chinese politician accused of embezzling a million dollars. a suspect arrested of a gang rape of a photo journalist in mumbai. and emerging from the jungle, one of the most isolated tribes on earth made an appearance. ♪ barack obama security advisors will be meeting at the white house this weekend to discuss syria and options is possible military action and follows a chemical weapons attack earlier this week and we look at how world leaders are perceiving events. >> what will the world do about this, the dying and the dead? more than one thousand killed according to acvisits a many of them children and world leaders say appears to be a chemical weapons attack in syria. u.s. president barack obama has been dealing with domestic issues but in an interview he called this a big event of grave concern. but mr. obama says the u.s. will not respond on its own say
>> president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >>> and u.s. treasury secretary jack lew issues a warning to congress, saying the u.s. could run out of cash to pay its bills by mid-october if they don't raise the debt ceiling. >>> all right, warm welcome to you. i am back. we kick off with the latest, probably the most important sentiment indicator in germany, the ifo business climate has risen. i'll tell you what it's risen to in a second, 107.5, a little higher than the forecast of 107. the consensus was for the current conditions index, 112. so, current conditions 112. the expectations component 103.3 in august versus the reuters consensus of 103, so a little bit broader. ifo has no revisions to the july indices. let's get a breakdown on this. on the phone from munich, an expert at the ifo institute, helped to compile this story. doctor, good to speak to you. it's been a while. thanks for joining us this morning. what's the key takeaway from what this survey says about
over sir yes, a report that russia is sending two ships not far from where vessels from where the u.s. fleet are stationed. >> ready to wrap it up, u.s. investigators search a final damascus suburb for weapons the day before heading home. >> anticipation gross over whether the president will pull the trigger on attacking syria. >> drones in yosemite, how exhausted firefighters are using sophisticated technology in their effort to detect new flames in that mammoth fire. >> why fast food may be anything but today. the strike that could seriously delay customers who want fries with that. ♪ theme >> president obama is deciding whether to launch a military strike against syria. he is expected to meet congressional leaders today to layout his proof that syrian president bashar al-assad was behind last week's chemical attack. hundreds of people died and western leaders are demanding a response. the u.n. security council will not approve action and britain's parliament seems to be scaling back its calls for an immediate strike. in a pbs interview, president obama expressed he has no interes
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